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Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Mar 3

    If the CHRO Ran the Legislature: Agency Proposals On Deck

    If the CHRO Ran the Legislature: Agency Proposals On Deck
    As the legislative session continues to roll around, sometimes you can get caught up in bills that have no chance of getting passed. For example, the General Assembly — as presented structured — will never pass a bill making…
  • Feb 26

    The Year of Religion and the Workplace

    The Year of Religion and the Workplace
    The law works in mysterious ways.  (Cue the U2 song.) Some years seem to get dominated by a particular type of issue, even though the law has been around for years. This year, it seems as though issues of religion and the workplace are…
  • Feb 25

    The Perils of Social Media & Legal Considerations – Join Us!

    The Perils of Social Media & Legal Considerations – Join Us!
    On Thursday, February 26th, I’ll be speaking on a panel discussion for the Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section discussing the legal considerations of social media. The topic covers how the evolving world of new social…
Rank this Week: 191

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    Why the ACA challenge violates federalism

    Why the ACA challenge violates federalism
    Simon LazarusOpponents of the Affordable Care Act have been caught off guard by the possibility that the challenge in King v. Burwell actually violates principles of constitutional federalism. The federalism argument has been made in two…
  • Mar 3

    The "plain meaning" of blogposts and of briefs: A response to Gray, White and Gustafson

    The "plain meaning" of blogposts and of briefs: A response to Gray, White and Gustafson
    Over on the Volokh Conspiracy, C. Boyden Gray, Adam White and Adam Gustafson--the authors of an amicus brief filed on behalf of the Galen Institute and 21 state legislators (19 from Tennessee and two from Ohio)--take issue with my post…
  • Mar 2

    "Plain meaning," absurdity, and the (almost forgotten) Gregory/Bond federalism canon, in King v. Burwell

    "Plain meaning," absurdity, and the (almost forgotten) Gregory/Bond federalism canon, in King v. Burwell
    There are over 400,000 words in the Affordable Care Act.  The challengers in King v. Burwell rely upon a single one of those words—a simple preposition (“by”) buried in a provision (26 U.S.C. § 36B) setting forth…
Rank this Week: 201

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Feb 18

    Sources For Statistical Data

    Sources For Statistical Data
    Lillian Goldman Law Library Research Skills Series Sources For Statistical Data February 25th / YLS room 128 @3:10PM This workshop will showcase commonly used sources of federal government and private industry data.   Covered…
  • Feb 16

    Library Tip: ExpressO Law Review Submission Service

    Library Tip: ExpressO Law Review Submission Service
    ExpressO is a law review submission service of bepress (Berkeley Electronic Press) by which scholars may manage and track paper submissions to multiple journals. The great majority of law reviews accept submissions either through ExpressO or…
  • Feb 13

    Historical Research into Words and Phrase

    Historical Research into Words and Phrase
    Lillian Goldman Law Library Research Skills Series Join Yale Law Librarian: Fred Shapiro For a Workshop on: Historical Research into Words and Phrases February 18th / 3:10 – 4 PM / YLS Room 128 At times lawyers and legal scholars need…
Rank this Week: 275

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Feb 11

    Welcome to our 2015 Rare Book Fellow!

    Welcome to our 2015 Rare Book Fellow!
    The Lillian Goldman Law Library welcomes Anna Franz as its 2015 Rare Book Fellow. Anna is our second Rare Book Fellow. She earned a Master’s in Library & Information Science from Wayne State University. She has a Ph.D. and M.A. in…
  • Jan 23

    Exhibit talk: "Murder and Women in 19th-Century America"

    Exhibit talk: "Murder and Women in 19th-Century America"
    “Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library” An exhibition talk by MIKE & EMMA WIDENER, curators Friday, January 30 11:00am – 12:00pm Room 122, Yale Law School 127 Wall Street, New…
  • Jan 14

    7th Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition

    7th Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition
    The Legal History and Rare Books (LH&RB) Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), in cooperation with Cengage Learning, announces the Seventh Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition. The competition is named…
Rank this Week: 346

Stop Collector Blog

Stop Collector Blog

Covers debt collection, debt collector harassment, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. By Lemberg & Associates.

http://www.stopcollector.com/category/blog
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 18

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery
    The Attorney General of Colorado, John Suthers, recently announced that his office filed suit against United Credit Recovery. The lawsuit alleges that United Credit Recovery (also known as UCR) bought debt portfolios from US Bank and Wells…
Rank this Week: 385

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

Covers recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources in Connecticut.

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Mar 2

    Property Law Appellate Court Opinion - 3/2/2015

    Property Law Appellate Court Opinion - 3/2/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Property Law Opinions Body: AC35471 - Saggese v. Beazley Co. Realtors ("This fraudulent nondisclosure appeal arises out of claims made by the plaintiff purchaser of shoreline real property against the defendant…
  • Mar 2

    Appellate Court Opinion - 3/2/2015

    Appellate Court Opinion - 3/2/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions Body: AC36647 - Harnage v. Torres ("PER CURIAM. In this appeal, the self-represented plaintiff...claims that the trial court, Cosgrove, J., improperly granted the motion for summary judgment filed by the…
  • Mar 2

    Administrative Appeal Appellate Court Opinion - 3/2/2015

    Administrative Appeal Appellate Court Opinion - 3/2/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Administrative Appeals Opinions Body: AC35878 - Conee v. Dept. of Social Services (Administrative appeal; "The plaintiff . . . appeals from the judgment of the trial court dismissing his appeal from the decision…
Rank this Week: 424

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

Discusses the Trials & Tribulations of Law Practice. By Adrian Baron.

http://www.nutmeglawyer.com/
  • Feb 11

    World's Greatest Lawyer.

    World's Greatest Lawyer.
    See this post on our new improved sitethenutmeglawyer.com The Puffery Of Law Practice During a recent visit to a friends law office, I noted something new on his wall.  He had mounted a plaque boasting that he was named one of the top…
  • Jan 28

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer

    The Calling. To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer
    We now have swankier digs. Read this post on the improved thenutmeglawyer.com How many times have you heard someone say “Everyone says I should  be a lawyer.”  Or even better, “I hate my job and I love to…
  • Aug 13

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?
                              This article can also be viewed at our new site thenutmeglawyer.com Like most days, I spent my morning perusing cat videos on Facebook when I…
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A Connecticut Law Blog

A Connecticut Law Blog

Thoughts on Connecticut Law with a Side of Baseball. By Ryan McKeen.

http://aconnecticutlawblog.com
  • Jan 22

    Connecticut Injury Attorney Andrew Garza Named Of Counsel To McKeen Law Firm

    Connecticut Injury Attorney Andrew Garza Named Of Counsel To McKeen Law Firm
    On January 1, 2015, Andrew moved his main office in with McKeen Law Firm, LLC in Glastonbury. Our respective clients will now yield the benefits of having two of the National Trial Lawyers "40 under 40" for Connecticut under the same roof.…
  • Jan 12

    McKeen Law Firm Launches Real Estate Website

    McKeen Law Firm Launches Real Estate Website
    To reflect this renewed focus, we've launched www.ctrealestatelawfirm.com. It is a site dedicated to our real estate practice. We will blog about Connecticut real estate issues.
  • Jan 4

    Allison McKeen Joins McKeen Law Firm, LLC

    Allison McKeen Joins McKeen Law Firm, LLC
    In 2015, Allison joined McKeen Law Firm as a partner. Allison is leading the firm’s real estate, land use, legislative drafting, and appellate practice.Allison McKeen is a writer. As a lawyer she has written briefs to the Connecticut…
Rank this Week: 604

Yale Law Library - Foreign and…

Yale Law Library - Foreign and International Blog

Covers international law, agreements and legal research resources.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/foreign-international-blog
  • Nov 4

    New Exhibit: Judges, Judging and Judicial Lawmaking in International Law

    New Exhibit: Judges, Judging and Judicial Lawmaking in International Law
    A new exhibit showcasing a selection of representative works on international judicial lawmaking in the law library foreign and international law collection is now on display on L1 of the law library. The selections of works highlight the…
  • Oct 20

    Oxford Historical Treatie

    Oxford Historical Treatie
    The library has been given trial access to Oxford Historical Treaties until Friday, November 14th.
  • Sep 5

    New Exhibit: Stolen Art

    New Exhibit: Stolen Art
Rank this Week: 679

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Provides news and commentary on the legal developments in the secondary insurance market, with an emphasis on the secondary market's impact upon the insurance industry. By Katherine Scanlon and Peter Vodola.

http://secondaryinsurancemarketblog.com/recent-posts/
Rank this Week: 891

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Mar 2

    Third Annual AASE Conference

    Third Annual AASE Conference
    Registration is NOW OPEN for the 3rd Annual AASE National Conference May 26-28, 2015 The John Marshall Law School Chicago, Illinois To register go to: http://www.associationofacademicsupporteducators.org/conferencesevents.html You can update…
  • Feb 26

    Law School Action Comics #11

    Law School Action Comics #11
    (Alex Ruskell)
  • Feb 25

    Call for Proposals AALS Section on Academic Support

    Call for Proposals AALS Section on Academic Support
    Call for Proposals AALS Section on Academic Support January 2016 Annual Meeting in New York, New York Raising the Bar As law schools react to a changing bar exam landscape, many schools have adapted new and different programming to meet...
Rank this Week: 923

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Covers gay marriage, civil unions, and step-parent and co-parent adoptions. By Irene C. Olszewski.

http://ctlgbtlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 23

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice
    Earlier today, the Connecticut General Assembly confirmed Andrew J. McDonald, a Democratic state senator, as the first openly gay justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. The Senate voted 30-3 to confirm McDonald while the House voted…
Rank this Week: 933

CT Personal Injury, Medical…

CT Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Accident Lawyers

Discusses motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, child injury, medical malpractice, venue, insurance claims, and negligence. By Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP.

http://www.hcwlaw.com/connecticut-personal-injury-lawyer-and-accident-attorney.html
  • Oct 12

    Connecticut personal injury lawyer explains one of the biggest mistakes you can make after your accident!

    Connecticut personal injury lawyer explains one of the biggest mistakes you can make after your accident!
    Our office recently received a telephone call from a woman who had been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Connecticut and was looking to have our CT personal injury lawyers represent her. She advised me that she was a passenger in…
  • Oct 5

    Connecticut dog bite injury lawyer explains the types of injurie

    Connecticut dog bite injury lawyer explains the types of injurie
    Our Connecticut dog bite attorneys have decades of experience in representing dog bite victims and their family members. The injuries sustained by the people that contact us are quite varied and range from puncture wounds, to ripping or…
  • May 13

    CT accident attorneys discuss most frequently asked questions after an accident

    CT accident attorneys discuss most frequently asked questions after an accident
    Many times our CT accident attorneys and injury lawyers are contacted by people who have been injured through the fault of another and are looking to get answers to the great many questions which they have before them. The bulk of these…
Rank this Week: 1200

Attorney O's Midnight Musings:…

Attorney O's Midnight Musings: Connecticut Law

Covers Connecticut divorce, criminal and probate law. By Irene C. Olszewski.

http://ireneolszewski.com/ctlawblog
  • Jan 24

    Why Lawyers Choose Specific Practice Area

    Why Lawyers Choose Specific Practice Area
    I receive numerous calls every day from people with legal issues who are looking for a lawyer to advise them and possibly represent them in court.  There’s nothing unusual about that.  This is a law office, after…
  • Jan 23

    3 Divorce Options in Connecticut

    3 Divorce Options in Connecticut
    If you are seeking divorce in the State of Connecticut, you have 3 options available to you:  litigation, collaborative divorce or mediation. These are the procedures by which your divorce will be filed with the Superior Court and…
  • Jan 21

    President Barack Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Addre

    President Barack Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Addre
    Barack Obama was sworn in today for his second term as President of the United States.  For those who missed his inaugural address, here’s the video. The full text follows. THE PRESIDENT:  Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief…
Rank this Week: 1169

The Yale Law Journal Online

The Yale Law Journal Online

From Yale Law School.

http://www.yalelawjournal.org/
  • Feb 2

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism
    Americans are increasingly polarized on gun rights and gun policy, leading some scholars to ask whether the Second Amendment provides a tool to manage disagreement and promote decentralization. Joseph Blocher’s Firearm Localism takes up…
  • Feb 2

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism

    Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism
    Americans are increasingly polarized on gun rights and gun policy, leading some scholars to ask whether the Second Amendment provides a tool to manage disagreement and promote decentralization. Joseph Blocher’s Firearm Localism takes up…
  • Jan 16

    Why Motives Matter: Reframing the Crowding Out Effect of Legal Incentive

    Why Motives Matter: Reframing the Crowding Out Effect of Legal Incentive
    123 Yale L.J. 1070 (2014).Legal rules and regulations are routinely rationalized by appeal to the incentives they create. This Note examines an important but misunderstood fact about incentives—namely, that they often “crowd…
Rank this Week: 1366

Connecticut Injury Attorney Blog

Connecticut Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Connecticut personal injury and medical malpractice laws, cases and news. By Paul Levin.

http://www.connecticutinjuryattorney-blog.com/
  • Jul 25

    My client Kim Smith’s statement to the press about Hammonasset peeping incident.

    My client Kim Smith’s statement to the press about Hammonasset peeping incident.
    Attorney Paul Levin with client Kim Smith Kim Smith Statement: I am Kim Smith. I am here today to tell my story, to break my silence, and tell the people of Connecticut what happened to me and my two young daughters while showering at…
  • Jul 25

    My client Kim Smith’s statement to the press about Hammonasset peeping incident.

    My client Kim Smith’s statement to the press about Hammonasset peeping incident.
    Attorney Paul Levin with client Kim Smith Kim Smith Statement: I am Kim Smith. I am here today to tell my story, to break my silence, and tell the people of Connecticut what happened to me and my two young daughters while showering at…
  • Jul 24

    Hammonasset Peeping Victim Shares Her Story

    Hammonasset Peeping Victim Shares Her Story
      Attorney Andrew Garza, Kim Smith, Attorney Paul Levin, Attorney Kelly Kasheta with PLKK Very proud of my client Kim Smith who spoke publicly for the first time today about a peeping incident three years ago at Hammonasset State Park.…
Rank this Week: 1484

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

Focuses on pension financial risk issues from a governance and fiduciary perspective. Published by Susan M. Mangiero.

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • Mar 2

    ERISA Litigation Cost

    ERISA Litigation Cost
    After having just blogged about the April 13-14, 2015 American Conference Institute program about ERISA litigation in Chicago, it was somewhat coincidental that an article on the same topic crossed my desk today, painting a…
  • Mar 1

    Pension Transparency In A Digital World

    Pension Transparency In A Digital World
    Intrigued after reading "Colorado turns to Twitter to recruit pension board members" by Meaghan Kilroy (Pensions & Investments, February 23, 2015), I spent some time exploring the various social media sites for the Colorado…
  • Mar 1

    ERISA Litigation Conference Addresses Timely Fiduciary Issue

    ERISA Litigation Conference Addresses Timely Fiduciary Issue
    Dr. Susan Mangiero announces the sponsorship of a forthcoming conference about ERISA litigation and regulatory issues by Fiduciary Leadership, LLC. Produced by the American Conference Institute ("ACI"), this mid-April event pairs…
Rank this Week: 1946

Course and Scope

Course and Scope

Covers workers's compensation in Connecticut. By James Aspell.

http://aspelllaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 17

    Mental Distress: We Continue to follow this important issue in Connecticut Worker's Compensation

    Mental Distress: We Continue to follow this important issue in Connecticut Worker's Compensation
    FROM CTNEWSJUNKIE.COM Two bills under consideration this legislative session seek to expand the state’s workers’ compensation law to cover those who suffer severe mental or emotional distress after witnessing extreme workplace…
  • Feb 17

    Updates to Connecticut Worker's Comp Medical Fee Schedule

    Updates to Connecticut Worker's Comp Medical Fee Schedule
    WCC Official Hospital and Ambulatory Surgical Center Fee Schedule Memorandum - December 31, 2014 MEMORANDUM NO. 2014-06 TO: WCC Commissioners, Facility Fee Schedule Core Committee Members, District Administrators, Advisory Board, Legal…
  • Feb 17

    Uber, Lyft and Worker's Compensation

    Uber, Lyft and Worker's Compensation
    By Robert Wilson at workerscompensation.com. Two separate lawsuits seeking to define drivers as employees rather than independent contractors could end up forcing ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft to start providing workers’…
Rank this Week: 2159

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

News, stories, thoughts and insight on elder law in Connecticut. By Michael J. Keenan.

http://ctelderlawblog.typepad.com/the_connecticut_elder_law/
  • Jan 28

    Glastonbury River Runner

    Glastonbury River Runner
    I'm happy to annouce that I was fortunate enough to be elected to the Board of Directors for the Glastonbury River Runners at the club's Annual Meeting this past Sunday. I have been a member of the club since its...
  • Jan 27

    Blizzard-Shmizzard!

    Blizzard-Shmizzard!
    One of the benefits of having the new home-based law practice is that I can get in a decent amount of legal work (minus time for snow maintenance duties!) regardless of how much snow is dumped on us, as long...
  • Jan 8

    Keenan Law, LLC Hosting Elder Care Discussion

    Keenan Law, LLC Hosting Elder Care Discussion
    I'm on the Health & Wellness Council for the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce, and the Council is launching its "180 Think" wellness campaign in February. As part of that campaign, I will be hosting a discussion titled "Elder Care…
Rank this Week: 2444

Foreign Collection Development…

Foreign Collection Development Blog (FCIL-SIS)

Discusses new titles and current issues in collection development for law librarians who collect foreign and international law at their institutions.

http://foreignlawcollections.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2328

Connecticut Education Law Blog

Connecticut Education Law Blog

Covers educational law topcis, including constitutional issues, labor and employment and special education. By Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C.

http://www.connecticuteducationlawblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Berchem, Moses & Devlin Partner Michelle Laubin to Speak on Discipline and Discrimination at CABE Board Member Academy

    Berchem, Moses & Devlin Partner Michelle Laubin to Speak on Discipline and Discrimination at CABE Board Member Academy
    Discipline and Discrimination: It Can Be a Fine Line Thursday, February 19, 2015 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Rovins Conference Room, CABE, Wethersfield If you have a diverse student body, you are encouraged to attend this workshop and learn…
  • Sep 2

    Posting Class Lists: is that a FERPA violation?

    Posting Class Lists: is that a FERPA violation?
    With the start of the 2014-2015 school year upon us, schools routinely post the class assignments in the public domain enabling other students and/or parents access to this information.  Many parents have expressed concern that such…
  • Aug 13

    New Standard Proposed by EDNY for IEP’s of Bullied Special Needs Student

    New Standard Proposed by EDNY for IEP’s of Bullied Special Needs Student
    In a decision issued July 24, 2014, Senior United States District Court Judge Jack Weinstein has authored an opinion proposing a new standard for evaluating whether the IEP of a special education student who has experienced bullying provides…
Rank this Week: 2747

Hastings. Cohan and Walsh, LLP Law…

Hastings. Cohan and Walsh, LLP Law Blog

Covers personal injury, tort, medical malpractice and criminal law.

http://www.hcwlaw.com/connecticut-personal-injury-lawyer-and-accident-attorney.html
  • Oct 12

    Connecticut personal injury lawyer explains one of the biggest mistakes you can make after your accident!

    Connecticut personal injury lawyer explains one of the biggest mistakes you can make after your accident!
    Our office recently received a telephone call from a woman who had been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Connecticut and was looking to have our CT personal injury lawyers represent her. She advised me that she was a passenger in…
  • Oct 5

    Connecticut dog bite injury lawyer explains the types of injurie

    Connecticut dog bite injury lawyer explains the types of injurie
    Our Connecticut dog bite attorneys have decades of experience in representing dog bite victims and their family members. The injuries sustained by the people that contact us are quite varied and range from puncture wounds, to ripping or…
  • May 13

    CT accident attorneys discuss most frequently asked questions after an accident

    CT accident attorneys discuss most frequently asked questions after an accident
    Many times our CT accident attorneys and injury lawyers are contacted by people who have been injured through the fault of another and are looking to get answers to the great many questions which they have before them. The bulk of these…
Rank this Week: 2593

IRS Medic Blog

IRS Medic Blog

Covers tax law, with specific emphasis on developments in the IRS's Off-Shore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative/Program.

http://www.irsmedic.com/blog/
  • Jul 12

    IRS lien or levy

    IRS lien or levy
    IRS Lien or Levy Help: The Difference, and what action you can take now BY: MICHELLE D. WYNN, ESQ. Many people that we talk to, both prospective clients and long-time clients alike, tell us numerous times “I can’t have the IRS…
  • Jul 10

    Home office expense audit

    Home office expense audit
    Home Office expense audit of Deductions- A Source of Concern BY:  David G. Parent, MBA, Esq. In reviewing income tax returns we always pay special attention to the Business use of your home section (Line 30) of the Schedule C. The reason…
  • Jul 8

    Connecticut Tax Amnesty Program

    Connecticut Tax Amnesty Program
    What the 2013 Connecticut DRS Tax Amnesty is about To fight the budget crunch, the state of Connecticut is hoping that a state tax amnesty program will convince both businesses and individuals to come forward and pay the taxes they owe to the…
Rank this Week: 2550

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Mar 4

    Advance Planning For Military Veteran

    Advance Planning For Military Veteran
    We are all aware of the fact that dealing with bureaucracies can sometimes be complicated. This comes into play when you are making preparations for the future, especially if you are someone who has served in the Armed Forces. People who have…
  • Mar 2

    Legal Advice For Small Business Owner

    Legal Advice For Small Business Owner
    Serious minded individuals who want to be prepared at all times would do well to develop an ongoing relationship with a good Hartford financial planning lawyer. This is true for everyone, but it is even more essential for people who are in…
  • Feb 27

    ILIT Three Year Rule

    ILIT Three Year Rule
    The Federal estate tax is something to be aware of when you are planning ahead for the inevitable. There is an exemption, but once you exceed it you are looking at an extraordinary rate of taxation. As of this writing the exclusion is $5.12…
Rank this Week: 3138

Erga Omnes

Erga Omnes

Universal jurisdiction, through the prism of politics and human rights. By Professor Sonia Cardenas.

http://ergaomnesnet.com/
  • Mar 22

    Gendering Jurisdiction

    Gendering Jurisdiction
    Labeling a person according to her gender highlights difference—really, ongoing hierarchies of power.  Two recent incidents, both referencing sub-Saharan Africa, insert ‘women’ (as social category) into the world of…
  • Mar 3

    In London and Kathmandu, Progress without Illusion

    In London and Kathmandu, Progress without Illusion
    If two wrongs don’t make a right, one right isn’t always enough.  The UK’s recent use of universal jurisdiction against a Nepali colonel, for torture committed during his country’s civil war in 2005,  has…
  • Jan 3

    Insecure Safe Haven

    Insecure Safe Haven
    Last month, Amnesty International issued the latest set of reports as part of its “No Safe Haven” series on universal jurisdiction.  The human rights organization began the multi-year project in 2008, with the goal of…
Rank this Week: 3304

Jason the Content Librarian

Jason the Content Librarian

Covers technology, libraries, and the Internet. By Jason Eiseman.

http://www.jasoneiseman.com/blog
  • Feb 23

    E-Book Lending Program from Internet Archive & Partner Librarie

    E-Book Lending Program from Internet Archive & Partner Librarie
    ReadWriteWeb is reporting that “Internet Archive Partners With 150 Libraries to Launch an E-Book Lending Program.”
  • Feb 17

    Video: Watson and Law Librarian

    Video: Watson and Law Librarian
    Following up on my post yesterday, I have been thinking for awhile about adding more video to this blog. The problem is getting the motivation during busy work times to create the content can be difficult. However, I think I’ve come up with…
  • Feb 16

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlord

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlord
    Everyone is busy imagining why the IBM computer Watson is so important to their own industry. Robert C. Weber writes in the National Law Journal about how great it will be when computers like Watson can perform legal research on their own.
Rank this Week: 3758

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of Mark Sherman LLC.

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3971

Tax Machine Blog

Tax Machine Blog

Discusses tax topics. By Thomas S. Groth.

http://taxmachine.us
  • Feb 27

    IRS Playing Dirty to Get Result

    IRS Playing Dirty to Get Result
    It wasn’t long ago that Tax professionals in various blogs and internet communities (as well as, presumably in the “real world”) started warning others that the IRS was skipping preliminary notices of deficiency and going…
  • Feb 4

    What if taxing wealth was constitutional? Would it be OK to do it?

    What if taxing wealth was constitutional? Would it be OK to do it?
    It’s common phrase that we hear pundits throw around a lot – “Redistribution of wealth.” The phrase has common appeal too, for obvious reasons. For most people, taking something that “belongs” to one person…
  • Jan 20

    Obama, and his “Robin Hood” State of the Union Addre

    Obama, and his “Robin Hood” State of the Union Addre
    This past summer, Mark Morford wrote an article over at SFGATE referring to Barack Obama as the “best worst president ever.” In the article, he points out some facts of interest: The Dow Jones was “danc[ing] around…
Rank this Week: 3800

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.connecticutestateplanningattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Why Pay Gift Tax Early?

    Why Pay Gift Tax Early?
    By Paul T. Czepiga Who would ever want to pay a gift tax if they did not have to? The answer: Your children! Let’s take a closer look at this and let me give you some background. The IRS has a gift tax. If you are a very generous person…
  • Feb 20

    What is a Conservatorship?

    What is a Conservatorship?
    By Carmine Perri When we help clients develop their estate plans, one of the advance directives we encourage them to create is a Designation of Conservator. You decide ahead of time who will manage your affairs – and under what certain…
  • Feb 6

    How to Choose the Right Nursing Home

    How to Choose the Right Nursing Home
    Let’s face it, placing your loved in a nursing home is no easy task – for anyone. So you want to make sure that the facility you choose is the right one. But how do you go about choosing a nursing home? And how do you know if…
Rank this Week: 3834

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 4246

Federal Prison Blog

Federal Prison Blog

Covers criminal law. By Frost Bussert LLC.

http://www.federalprisonblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    The BOP’s “Second-Class” System

    The BOP’s “Second-Class” System
    Over at Fusion.net, Cristina Costantini and Jorge Rivas offer a scathing critique of the Bureau of Prisons’ housing and management of non-U.S. citizens, which has largely been handed over to private prison corporations headed…
  • Nov 18

    Longstanding BOP “Crisis” a Top Justice Department Priority

    Longstanding BOP “Crisis” a Top Justice Department Priority
    Last week, Inspector General Michael Horowitz sent a memorandum to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General concerning “Top Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Department of Justice.” The first identified…
  • Aug 15

    FCI McDowell Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure

    FCI McDowell Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure
    OSHA has announced that its January 2014 investigation of FCI McDowell (WV) found that “correctional officers and other staff” there were exposed to “bloodborne pathogens and other workplace safety and health hazards.”…
Rank this Week: 3803

Tom Tax Lawyer Blog

Tom Tax Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office of Thomas S. Groth.

http://tomtaxlawyer.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    Cover Your Digital Asset

    Cover Your Digital Asset
    Who has access to your digital assets when you are gone? Who gets your Twitter account? Can your Administrator/Executor log into your Facebook account and see your private messages to your friends? Who gets your iTunes Library?…
  • Dec 18

    When do you have to file for a Collection Due Process hearing?

    When do you have to file for a Collection Due Process hearing?
    30 Days. That’s how long you have to file for a Collection Due Process hearing in response to a Levy notice from the IRS.   ///Start boring Tax Procedure Section/// Yesterday, Keith Fogg wrote a blog article over at…
  • Dec 16

    Tax Problems with the IRS in the Connecticut Area

    Tax Problems with the IRS in the Connecticut Area
      Connecticut is an expensive place to live. Sometimes, in order to get by, Connecticut taxpayers might put off paying their tax bill. It will take some time, but eventually the notices will start coming. You will get several notices…
Rank this Week: 4104

Federal Criminal Law Blog

Federal Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law. By Frost Bussert LLC.

http://www.federalcriminallawblog.com/
  • Dec 29

    Connecticut’s Continuing Good Fortune

    Connecticut’s Continuing Good Fortune
    Criminal defense lawyers are seldom satisfied. Perhaps it’s the law and the rules that govern the work we do, which, generally, are not defendant-friendly. Or perhaps it’s our nature, to be always seeking more for those we…
  • Sep 26

    DOJ To Modify Plea Agreements’ Waiver Provision

    DOJ To Modify Plea Agreements’ Waiver Provision
    Following news of Attorney General Eric Holder’s intention “to leave the Justice Department as soon as his successor is confirmed” comes a story today from Joe Palazzolo at the Wall Street Journal that next week the Attorney…
  • Apr 23

    U.S. Supreme Court provides guidance on how sentencing courts should award restitution in child pornography case

    U.S. Supreme Court provides guidance on how sentencing courts should award restitution in child pornography case
    Our firm has handled a number of child pornography cases, especially within the past few years as the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut have made these cases a high priority.  In every one of these…
Rank this Week: 3831

Connecticut Child Injury Lawyer…

Connecticut Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers news and updates on child safety and injuries to minors and children in Connecticut. By Vishno Law Firm.

http://www.connecticutchildinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 4

    Connecticut Trampoline Park Injurie

    Connecticut Trampoline Park Injurie
    If your child was injured in a Connecticut Trampoline Park, you have rights that might include making a claim against the facility for negligence. To better understand your rights, make sure to review your Trampoline Park claim with an…
  • Nov 6

    Connecticut Cheerleader Injuries-Cheers or Jeers? Sport or Activity

    Connecticut Cheerleader Injuries-Cheers or Jeers? Sport or Activity
    Is cheerleading an activity, or a sport fraught with all the risks of other high impact sports, such as football, soccer and hockey? It depends on the state. More progressive states treat cheering as the high impact sport it has become. …
  • Oct 18

    Connecticut Liability Waivers::Parents rights - Did I just waive my child's rights? NO!

    Connecticut Liability Waivers::Parents rights - Did I just waive my child's rights? NO!
    You did not waive your Seriously Injured Child's rights even if you signed a Liability Waiver. If you've ever dropped your child off at a birthday party where the facility asked you to sign a Liability Waiver, then you likely questioned your…
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Osterberg's Blog

Osterberg's Blog

Thoughts on intellectual property and federal court business litigation. By Eric Osterberg.

http://www.osterbergllc.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner
    I am concerned that both patent and copyright protection, though particularly the former, may be excessive. via www.becker-posner-blog.com I disagree with the author regarding fair use. The problem he posits is better addressed by the…
  • Sep 28

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not
    1. A requirement that the party receiving confidential information identify all personnel who are given access to the information, make them aware of the NDA and insure that they are bound by it. Identification is particularly important, in…
  • Sep 5

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate
    Even if you win your patent infringement case, you still may not get an injunction prohibiting ongoing infringement.  In a case decided last month by the Federal Circuit, ActiveVideo v.
Rank this Week: 4976

Norwalk Divorce and Personal…

Norwalk Divorce and Personal Injury Blog

Covers Connecticut family law. By Chalumeau Law Group, LLC.

http://www.chalumeaulawgroup.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Three Signs Divorce Mediation Is Not For You

    Three Signs Divorce Mediation Is Not For You
    Divorce Mediation is not a one size fits all solution to every divorce. Litigants often approach mediation not as a true alternative to litigation, but a prerequisite to traditional litigation.
  • Sep 18

    Three Signs Divorce Mediation Is Not For You

    Three Signs Divorce Mediation Is Not For You
    Divorce Mediation is not a one size fits all solution to every divorce. Litigants often approach mediation not as a true alternative to litigation, but a prerequisite to traditional litigation.
  • May 9

    Connecticut Uncontested Divorce Documents Checklist

    Connecticut Uncontested Divorce Documents Checklist
      In Connecticut, once you and your spouse have reached an agreement that provides for the allocation of your assets, distribution of your debts, and for the custody and support of your child(ren), you may request that the court schedule an…
Rank this Week: 4914

Action Advocacy Law Firm Blog

Action Advocacy Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Connecticut.

http://www.actionadvocacy.com/blog/
  • Sep 12

    Why Chapter 13 over Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Why Chapter 13 over Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Having spent many years as a bankruptcy lawyer in CT, I’ve found that a lot of my clients who have come into my office have at one point or another felt a sensation of being overwhelmed by their debts and cannot believe that they’ll…
  • Aug 15

    How To Stop Creditor Phone Calls Before You File For Bankruptcy

    How To Stop Creditor Phone Calls Before You File For Bankruptcy
    After working with clients as a bankruptcy lawyer in Connecticut for over 30 years now, I have heard a good number of horror stories from clients being harassed by their creditors. It’s a little known fact by most people that you can put a…
  • Jul 1

    Why Use an Experienced Connecticut Bankruptcy Attorney

    Why Use an Experienced Connecticut Bankruptcy Attorney
    Once you have decided to file for Bankruptcy, you will understand that it is no easy process. Even after reading a lot about it, you could be unsure of which type of Bankruptcy you should file. Sometimes it’s hard to decide whether you…
Rank this Week: 4941